SUN SUNI KHABAR APRIL 12TH, 2016
Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the CDC, told reporters in a Monday briefing that "Everything we look at with this (Zika) virus seems to be a little scarier than we initially thought". Along with her colleague, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Schuchat warned that new things were being learned about the virus every day. Dr. Fauci added that with each passing day, the scope of what the virus could do was growing. Initial reports showed that Zika was linked exclusively to microcephaly and the first trimester of pregnancy, but new studies suggest that one is vulnerable throughout pregnancy.
Fati, a 16 year old girl whose name has been changed to protect her identity, relates the story of her imprisonment by the terror group Boko Haram. She was captured in the forests of Nigeria in 2014, and forcibly married off to one of her captors. Upon escaping, she told CNN that Boko Haram was turning the girls they captured into suicide bombers. The conditions under which they are held are so horrible that they see no other way. Reports show that nearly 1 out of every 5 suicide bombers is a child and 3/4 of those children bombers are girls.
JOAO CARVALHO DIES AFTER TKO LOSS
MMA fighter Joao Carvalho was fighting Irishman Charlie Ward in Dublin, Ireland. The fight was stopped in the third round after Carvalho lost to Ward. Carvalho was complaining that he did not feel well, and was taken by his team to the hospital where he underwent intensive care and brain surgery for the next 48 hours. He died soon after. Total Extreme Fighting chief executive Cesar Silva extended his condolences to Carvalho’s family. Renowned fighter Conor McGregor sent his thoughts and prayers to the Carvalho family, adding that he felt the fight could have been stopped earlier.
LED ZEPPELIN’S ICONIC SONG IN JEOPARDY
“There’s a lady who’s sure/All that glitters is gold/And she’s buying a stairway/To heaven”. These lines open perhaps one of the most well known songs in rock history, save for The Beatles’ “Yesterday” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Led Zeppelin wrote “Stairway to Heaven in 1971. However, songwriter for the classic rock group Spirit, Randy Wolfe, claims that the band stole the iconic riffs from his group’s instrumental, Taurus, on their debut album. A jury is convening to determine whether or not Wolfe’s claims hold any merit.